Period
to 28 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 28 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7,102 11,585 13,997
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.20% 14.15% 14.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.07% 59.18% 59.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5,947 9,607 11,694
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £21,261
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £44,000 £41,250 £41,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -0.60% +3.75%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11,260 19,577 23,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 22.52% 23.90% 23.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,064 15,031 18,746
Median annual salary £42,620 £42,178 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.45% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +3.26% +2.22%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 28 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -2 2,225 £40,000 - 151
North of England -1 1,493 £41,500 +15.28% 149
Midlands +1 1,215 £40,000 +3.90% 100
South West +4 894 £35,000 -6.67% 84
West Midlands 0 822 £42,500 +8.97% 62
North West 0 785 £42,000 +12.00% 88
East of England -1 711 £40,000 +6.67% 73
Yorkshire -1 572 £42,500 +19.54% 44
East Midlands +1 388 £37,500 - 37
Scotland +7 361 £40,000 +3.90% 20
Wales -3 184 £37,500 +7.14% 29
North East +3 136 £33,000 -7.53% 17
Northern Ireland -2 22 £33,250 +33.00% 3
Channel Islands -7 5 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Isle of Man +3 1 £33,000 -26.67%
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 3,164 (44.55%) Microsoft
2 2,891 (40.71%) Active Directory
3 2,736 (38.52%) Windows Server
4 2,243 (31.58%) Office 365
5 2,006 (28.25%) VMware
6 1,945 (27.39%) Linux
7 1,936 (27.26%) Azure
8 1,437 (20.23%) Windows 10
9 1,397 (19.67%) SQL
10 1,287 (18.12%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1,227 (17.28%) SQL Server
12 1,190 (16.76%) ITIL
13 1,167 (16.43%) Firewall
14 1,124 (15.83%) PowerShell
15 1,079 (15.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 1,007 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
17 999 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
18 994 (14.00%) DNS
19 937 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
20 883 (12.43%) C#
21 879 (12.38%) Hyper-V
22 851 (11.98%) Microsoft Office
23 825 (11.62%) AWS
24 807 (11.36%) Cisco
25 792 (11.15%) Degree
26 776 (10.93%) Windows Server 2016
27 753 (10.60%) DHCP
28 749 (10.55%) .NET
29 741 (10.43%) MS Exchange
30 732 (10.31%) SCCM

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 741 (10.43%) MS Exchange
2 463 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 382 (5.38%) IIS
4 243 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 210 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 139 (1.96%) Skype for Business
7 111 (1.56%) Confluence
8 103 (1.45%) Apache
9 87 (1.23%) Tomcat
10 74 (1.04%) WebSphere
11 47 (0.66%) JBoss
12 43 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
13 41 (0.58%) OpenStack
14 28 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
15 26 (0.37%) CMS
16 24 (0.34%) WebLogic
17 19 (0.27%) Apache Spark
17 19 (0.27%) Drupal
17 19 (0.27%) nginx
18 17 (0.24%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 851 (11.98%) Microsoft Office
2 153 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 98 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.099%) Simulink
9 5 (0.070%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.056%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.056%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.056%) InVision
11 3 (0.042%) UXPin
11 3 (0.042%) Windchill
11 3 (0.042%) Zeplin
12 2 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.028%) Avid Media Composer
12 2 (0.028%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.014%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 51 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.21%) Elite 3E
5 13 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 11 (0.15%) Sentinel
7 10 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.099%) Maximo
10 6 (0.084%) Carpe Diem
10 6 (0.084%) Exchequer
10 6 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.084%) Sage X3
11 5 (0.070%) NetSuite
11 5 (0.070%) OpenCart
12 4 (0.056%) Infor M3
12 4 (0.056%) Magento
12 4 (0.056%) Primavera
12 4 (0.056%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2,243 (31.58%) Office 365
2 1,936 (27.26%) Azure
3 825 (11.62%) AWS
4 246 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 232 (3.27%) SaaS
6 207 (2.91%) IaaS
7 186 (2.62%) PaaS
8 137 (1.93%) GCP
9 104 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
10 94 (1.32%) Power Platform
11 92 (1.30%) OneDrive
12 71 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 71 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
13 64 (0.90%) GitHub
14 53 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
15 41 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 40 (0.56%) Serverless
17 39 (0.55%) Mimecast
18 33 (0.46%) Amazon ECS
19 30 (0.42%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,167 (16.43%) Firewall
2 994 (14.00%) DNS
3 753 (10.60%) DHCP
4 712 (10.03%) TCP/IP
5 636 (8.96%) LAN
6 606 (8.53%) WAN
7 437 (6.15%) VPN
8 414 (5.83%) SAN
9 286 (4.03%) VoIP
10 283 (3.98%) Internet
11 248 (3.49%) VLAN
12 219 (3.08%) Wireless
13 178 (2.51%) Skype
14 167 (2.35%) Network Security
15 143 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
16 128 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
17 110 (1.55%) NAS
18 79 (1.11%) NetScaler
19 69 (0.97%) SSL
20 61 (0.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,227 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 192 (2.70%) MySQL
3 128 (1.80%) Relational Database
4 127 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 115 (1.62%) Big Data
6 110 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 109 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
8 102 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
9 101 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 100 (1.41%) MongoDB
11 87 (1.23%) NoSQL
12 83 (1.17%) Power BI
13 72 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
14 69 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
15 60 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 56 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
17 50 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
18 47 (0.66%) RDBMS
19 37 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
20 36 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 348 (4.90%) Git (software)
2 266 (3.75%) Jenkins
3 244 (3.44%) JIRA
4 192 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 121 (1.70%) Subversion
6 105 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 80 (1.13%) TeamCity
8 67 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
9 65 (0.92%) Bitbucket
10 62 (0.87%) Selenium
11 49 (0.69%) JUnit
12 40 (0.56%) GitLab
13 35 (0.49%) Maven
14 33 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
15 32 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
16 29 (0.41%) Eclipse
17 24 (0.34%) GCC
17 24 (0.34%) NUnit
18 23 (0.32%) MSI
18 23 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 707 (9.95%) Finance
2 298 (4.20%) Retail
3 214 (3.01%) Public Sector
4 193 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 157 (2.21%) Legal
6 154 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 139 (1.96%) Law
8 97 (1.37%) Games
9 78 (1.10%) Advertising
10 72 (1.01%) Aerospace
11 67 (0.94%) Marketing
12 59 (0.83%) Local Government
13 57 (0.80%) Electronics
14 52 (0.73%) Automotive
15 40 (0.56%) Military
16 39 (0.55%) Banking
17 32 (0.45%) Back Office
18 28 (0.39%) Financial Institution
19 21 (0.30%) Billing
20 16 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 1,059 (14.91%) Analyst
2 833 (11.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 809 (11.39%) Support Engineer
4 734 (10.34%) IT Support
5 666 (9.38%) Developer
6 572 (8.05%) IT Engineer
7 442 (6.22%) Support Analyst
8 378 (5.32%) Software Engineer
9 325 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support
10 298 (4.20%) Administrator
11 292 (4.11%) IT Support Engineer
12 282 (3.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 257 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
14 253 (3.56%) IT Analyst
15 239 (3.37%) Consultant
16 235 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
17 229 (3.22%) C# Developer
18 225 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
19 218 (3.07%) Windows Engineer
20 208 (2.93%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 749 (10.55%) .NET
2 349 (4.91%) HTML
3 269 (3.79%) Web Services
4 260 (3.66%) ASP.NET
5 255 (3.59%) CSS
6 185 (2.60%) AngularJS
7 167 (2.35%) XML
8 163 (2.30%) .NET Framework
9 140 (1.97%) jQuery
10 120 (1.69%) REST
11 115 (1.62%) ASP.NET Web API
12 107 (1.51%) HTML5
13 103 (1.45%) WCF
14 102 (1.44%) WinForms
15 94 (1.32%) React
16 92 (1.30%) WPF
17 87 (1.23%) Node.js
18 78 (1.10%) Middleware
19 77 (1.08%) .NET Core
20 75 (1.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 581 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 391 (5.51%) Data Centre
3 331 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 308 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
5 210 (2.96%) Driving Licence
6 159 (2.24%) Clustering
7 136 (1.91%) Public Cloud
8 133 (1.87%) User Experience
9 109 (1.53%) Replication
10 103 (1.45%) Algorithms
11 83 (1.17%) Mobile App
12 80 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
13 79 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
14 76 (1.07%) Smartphone
15 73 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
16 62 (0.87%) Client/Server
17 61 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
17 61 (0.86%) PKI
18 60 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
18 60 (0.84%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,736 (38.52%) Windows Server
2 1,945 (27.39%) Linux
3 1,437 (20.23%) Windows 10
4 937 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 776 (10.93%) Windows Server 2016
6 729 (10.26%) Windows 7
7 507 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 331 (4.66%) Unix
9 275 (3.87%) Windows 8
10 241 (3.39%) Windows Server 2019
11 193 (2.72%) Android
12 183 (2.58%) Apple iOS
13 159 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 152 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 111 (1.56%) Mac OS
16 102 (1.44%) CentOS
17 94 (1.32%) Ubuntu
18 77 (1.08%) Windows XP
19 74 (1.04%) Mac OS X
20 64 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,190 (16.76%) ITIL
2 1,079 (15.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,007 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
4 999 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
5 722 (10.17%) DevOps
6 554 (7.80%) Software Engineering
7 395 (5.56%) Computer Science
8 364 (5.13%) Mentoring
9 363 (5.11%) Information Security
10 334 (4.70%) Cybersecurity
11 314 (4.42%) Project Delivery
12 301 (4.24%) Migration
13 295 (4.15%) Change Management
14 291 (4.10%) Project Management
15 277 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
16 266 (3.75%) Service Delivery
17 261 (3.68%) Scrum
18 256 (3.60%) Incident Management
18 256 (3.60%) Service Management
19 250 (3.52%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1,397 (19.67%) SQL
2 1,124 (15.83%) PowerShell
3 883 (12.43%) C#
4 701 (9.87%) Python
5 491 (6.91%) JavaScript
6 452 (6.36%) C++
7 394 (5.55%) Java
8 373 (5.25%) Bash Shell
9 295 (4.15%) C
10 206 (2.90%) T-SQL
11 121 (1.70%) Shell Script
12 112 (1.58%) Ruby
13 110 (1.55%) Perl
14 105 (1.48%) PL/SQL
15 99 (1.39%) VBScript
16 88 (1.24%) VB.NET
17 87 (1.23%) PHP
18 72 (1.01%) MATLAB
19 69 (0.97%) VB
20 58 (0.82%) R
Qualifications
1 792 (11.15%) Degree
2 575 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 503 (7.08%) Security Cleared
4 305 (4.29%) MCSE
5 300 (4.22%) SC Cleared
6 259 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
7 221 (3.11%) CCNA
8 219 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 209 (2.94%) MCSA
10 141 (1.99%) DV Cleared
11 135 (1.90%) MCP
12 109 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
13 103 (1.45%) CCNP
14 96 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 83 (1.17%) A+ Certification
16 78 (1.10%) CISSP
17 60 (0.84%) MCITP
18 45 (0.63%) DBS Check
19 35 (0.49%) RHCE
19 35 (0.49%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 568 (8.00%) SLA
2 189 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 143 (2.01%) GDPR
4 142 (2.00%) QA
5 62 (0.87%) PCI DSS
6 40 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 29 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 28 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 22 (0.31%) BS25999
10 21 (0.30%) DICOM
11 17 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.21%) NIST
13 12 (0.17%) HL7
14 11 (0.15%) COBIT
15 10 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 6 (0.084%) NCSC
17 5 (0.070%) AICPA
17 5 (0.070%) Data Quality
17 5 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 15288
18 3 (0.042%) GxP
System Software
1 2,891 (40.71%) Active Directory
2 1,287 (18.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 879 (12.38%) Hyper-V
4 349 (4.91%) Docker
5 280 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
6 260 (3.66%) vSphere
7 251 (3.53%) XenApp
8 140 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
9 134 (1.89%) XenDesktop
10 108 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
11 73 (1.03%) Firmware
12 52 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
13 48 (0.68%) BitLocker
14 46 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
15 40 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
16 37 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 36 (0.51%) NFS
18 31 (0.44%) VirtualBox
19 27 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 27 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 732 (10.31%) SCCM
2 289 (4.07%) Ansible
3 248 (3.49%) Kubernetes
4 238 (3.35%) Puppet
5 213 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 203 (2.86%) Terraform
7 183 (2.58%) SCOM
8 182 (2.56%) WSUS
9 171 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
10 88 (1.24%) Backup Exec
11 74 (1.04%) vCenter Server
12 55 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
12 55 (0.77%) Nagios
12 55 (0.77%) NetBackup
13 53 (0.75%) SCVMM
14 42 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
15 35 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
16 33 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
17 32 (0.45%) ZABBIX
18 30 (0.42%) Packer
Vendors
1 3,164 (44.55%) Microsoft
2 2,006 (28.25%) VMware
3 807 (11.36%) Cisco
4 726 (10.22%) Citrix
5 397 (5.59%) HP
6 381 (5.36%) Oracle
7 267 (3.76%) Veeam
8 226 (3.18%) Dell
9 200 (2.82%) Red Hat
10 174 (2.45%) NetApp
11 158 (2.22%) Apple
12 153 (2.15%) Google
13 145 (2.04%) IBM
14 130 (1.83%) Juniper
15 112 (1.58%) EMC
16 100 (1.41%) ServiceNow
17 99 (1.39%) Symantec
18 97 (1.37%) McAfee
19 94 (1.32%) Meraki
19 94 (1.32%) Splunk